July 25: Introduction to NoSQL and MongoDB by Will LaForest

Title: Introduction to NoSQL and MongoDB by Will LaForest

Description: MongoDB is a scalable, high-performance, open source NoSQL database.  Come learn about NoSQL and MongoDB

This presentation will cover 1. The origin of the NoSQL movement. 2. NoSQL Space 3. The philosophy and creation of MongoDB. 4. MongoDB system architecture 5. Usage examples

Speaker: Will LaForest heads up the Federal practice for 10gen, the MongoDB company.  Will is focused on evangelizing the benefits of MongoDB, NoSQL, and (OSS) open source software in solving Big Data challenges in the Federal government.  He has spent 6 years in the NoSQL space, most recently as Principal Technologist at MarkLogic.  His technical career spans diverse areas from data warehousing to building statistical visualization software for SPSS.

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  • Billy Brinkley J.

    We're going to be using MongoDB at work for a new project

    June 20, 2012

    • Will L.

      Thats fantastic. Let me know if we can help out in any way

      August 21, 2012

  • Ion O.

    Very useful, thank you.

    August 20, 2012

  • Gray H.

    August 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will presented in a such a way that the information was geared and understood by all levels. Great speaker and an expert in his field! Nice to have met you Will!

    July 26, 2012

  • Xiankun Z.

    Excellent introduction to NoSQL and MongoDB

    July 26, 2012

  • Amit S.

    Very informative.

    July 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Explained the difference between key-value, big table (Mongo), and document (MarkLogic). Good explanation of Mongo with example code. Nice conference room with pizza. I regret not having a beer. This was a great Intro to Mongo and NoSQL in general.

    July 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very well done, very knowledgeable and practiced presenter.

    July 26, 2012

  • John K.

    The presentation was excellent. Will was very knowledgeable and he talked about the material in a very understandable manner.

    July 26, 2012

  • dube

    I love MongoDB.

    July 24, 2012

  • Prashanth A.

    Always wondered about mongo

    June 20, 2012

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